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Old October 24, 2008, 04:26 PM
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Default ASUS Unleashes Highest Performing Enthusiast Motherboard

ASUS Unleashes Highest Performing Enthusiast Motherboard to Date: ROG Rampage II Extreme

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

Triple channel memory architecture
6 x DIMM, max. 12 GB, DDR3 1800 (OC) / 1600 (OC) / 1333 / 1066 / MHz, non-ECC, unbuffered memory

Hands-on Hardware-based Overclocking with TweakIt and ProbeIt
In order to help overclockers build the fastest machines in the fastest time possible, the ROG Rampage II Extreme offers two innovative overclocking solutions: TweakIt and ProbeIt. TweakIt enables overclockers to make real-time changes to their systems´ core frequency, voltage and other parameters using the joystick-like control on the motherboard itself—even while the benchmark utility is running. At no point does software come into play; the tweaking is completely hardware-based. ProbeIt, on the other hand, takes the guesswork out of locating the motherboard´s measurement points, demarcating them clearly so that users will know exactly where they will be able to get quick yet accurate readings using a multitester. There are eight sets of detection points in total.

SLI and CrossFireX Support with SLI/CrossFireX on Demand
Realizing SLI graphics technology on an Intel chipset-based platform has always been an overclocker´s dream. Many have risked 'bricking' their motherboards and voiding their warranties by running cracked SLI drivers on unlicensed platforms. The ROG Rampage II Extreme therefore features SLI/CrossFireX on Demand, providing support for 3-Way SLI. This means that users will be able to install up to three 3-Way SLI-capable graphics cards. Should they so wish, users will still have the flexibility to run a CrossFireX setup instead of an SLI one. Whichever route they choose to pursue, users are guaranteed jaw-dropping graphics performance at a level previously unseen.

eVGA 680i SLI (A1) P31
Intel Q6700 Kentsfield | Scythe Ninja-B | Antec Tri-Cool 80cfm
4GB (4x1024MB) Corsair Dominator 8500
boot: 4x WD Caviar SE16 250gb SATA2 Raid-0
backup: Seagate 500gb 32mb SATA2
eye: eVGA 9800GTX+ SC 512mb 770/2.25ghz
candy: Samsung 940B-HAS | X-Fi XMusic | Pioneer DVR-212D SATA
juice: PC Power & Cooling 750Quad | Cooler Master HAF932
steering: Logitech G15 & G5 | E3D Pro/Momo Wheel | X-530's
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